Date: Fall of 2019 
Project Duration: 10 weeks
My Role: Everything
Programs Used: Rhino 3D, KeyShot and Adobe Photoshop
For this senior BFA design studio I was assigned the topic of mass migration. My objective was to implement two design solutions, one for present day and one for the year 2100. This was my design solution for mass migration in the year 2100, and the Munchkins UX and Cellphone was my design solution for present day. Based off my research I designed a modular self-sustaining housing system that allows urban and rural areas to expand and contract with population fluctuation. 
Modular wind turbines can be arranged and moved onto different parts of the building to maximize energy generation. Every housing pod has roof space designated for growing food, herbs, small trees and other crops. The honeycomb solar panels allow residents to add and subtract solar panels on different areas of the building during different seasons.

One housing pod is constructed out of two shipping containers. Each housing unit can be disassembled, transported and reassembled in a new location. Portable via boat, train, semi truck, plane, or helicopter. 
The stationary skeletal structure allows housing pods to be added and subtracted as populations increase and decrease.
Development & Research
With rising sea levels Miami is expected to sit under 12 feet of water by 2100.
The current downtown population of Miami is 92,235 people.
.7% of the planets land mass is expected to sit under water by 2100. 
With .7% of the worlds land lost to rising sea levels, an estimated 375 million people will be displaced internationally. 
That is roughly the current population of the United States.
By 2060, Pheonix Arizona is expected to experience 132 days above 100 degrees. That is roughly 4 months of 100 degree weather. 

High humidity will continue causing heat stress across tropical regions and will render them uninhabitable for much of the year. The north and south belts will be inhospitable desert.

Currently 55% of the Syrian population is displaced due to the Syrian Civil War. 22 million people comprised the pre-war population of Syria. Due to the the war, Europe has experience serious levels of resource strain and political unrest due to mass migration from the middle east. As global temperatures and sea levels rise, resource wars are expected to increase. Increase in conflict will equate to an increase in migration. 
With rising sea levels, rising global temperatures and global conflict the earth is estimated to have 2 billion climate refugees by 2100.
 
People will need to relocate living quickly
without relying on “grid” resources – due to
resource depletion and high population influx
Sketching Exploration
Exploring at renewable, compactable and stackable housing systems
Exploring how a home might be constructed form multiple shipping containers
Exploring building systems that can expand and contract without compromising structural integrity

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